Musical Memories – an update…

As I have started doing pieces about pop music again, I thought that I would list what I have done so far. Of course, I am fond of lots of groups and songs, but these are the ones whose stories have interested me the most. They are split into three categories, Down The Dumper, The One-Hit Wonders, and Great Moments In Pop. If anything takes your interest, then you are welcome to look. And there are more pieces coming soon.

DOWN THE DUMPER – THE 70S

None yet…

DOWN THE DUMPER – THE 80S

  1. SWING OUT SISTER “Where In The World” (1989)
  2. DOCTOR AND THE MEDICS “Waterloo” (1986)
  3. FLYING PICKETS “Who’s That Girl” (1984)
  4. MARI WILSON “Wonderful” (1983)
  5. STEVE WALSH “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” (1988)
  6. TOTO COELO “Dracula’s Tango (Sucker For Your Love)”/”Mucho Macho” (1982)
  7. TOYAH “Echo Beach” (1987)
  8. NU SHOOZ “Point Of No Return” (1986)
  9. TONI BASIL “Nobody” (1982)
  10. THE BELLE STARS “80s Romance” (1984)
  11. ABC “The Real Thing” (1989)
  12. NATASHA “The Boom Boom Room” (1982)
  13. STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE “Jolene” (1985)
  14. THE BANGLES “I’ll Set You Free” (1989)
  15. ALTERED IMAGES “Love To Stay” (1983)
  16. PRINCESS “Red Hot” (1987)
  17. PEBBLES “Mercedes Boy” (1988)
  18. JOAN JETT “I Hate Myself For Loving You” (1988)
  19. PREFAB SPROUT “Hey Manhattan” (1988)
  20. TAJA SEVELLE “Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me” (1988)
  21. JAKI GRAHAM “From Now On” (1989)
  22. THE JETS “Rocket 2 U” (1988)

DOWN THE DUMPER – THE 90S

  1. THUNDERBUGS “It’s About Time You Were Mine” (1999)
  2. BABYLON ZOO “All The Money’s Gone” (1999)
  3. WHITE TOWN “Undressed” (1997)
  4. GAY DAD “Oh Jim” (1999)
  5. CANDY FLIP “This Can Be Real” (1990)
  6. NEW RADICALS “Someday We’ll Know” (1999)
  7. CATHY DENNIS “When Dreams Turn To Dust” (1997)
  8. DEEE-LITE “Picnic In The Summertime” (1994)
  9. 4 NON-BLONDES “Spaceman” (1993)
  10. BOO RADLEYS “Free Huey” (1998)
  11. WISEGUYS “Start The Commotion” (1999)
  12. APOLLO 440 “Heart Go Boom” (1999)
  13. TASMIN ARCHER “One More Good Night With The Boys” (1996)
  14. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” (1990)
  15. FINLEY QUAYE “Ultra Stimulation” (1998)
  16. BARENAKED LADIES “Brian Wilson” (1999)

DOWN THE DUMPER – THE 2000S

  1. SANDI THOM “The Devil’s Beat” (2008)
  2. SWEET FEMALE ATTITUDE “8 Days A Week” (2000)
  3. MINI VIVA “I Wish” (2009)
  4. DANIEL BEDINGFIELD “The Way” (2005)
  5. TATU “Friend Or Foe” (2006)
  6. SHAPESHIFTERS “New Day” (2007)
  7. ATHLETE “Superhuman Touch” (2009)
  8. FRATELLIS “Look Out Sunshine” (2008)
  9. HOT CHIP “One Pure Thought” (2008)
  10. PLANET FUNK “The Switch” (2003/2005)
  11. BEVERLEY KNIGHT “No Man’s Land” (2007)
  12. GOLDFRAPP “Caravan Girl” (2008)
  13. CHOCOLATE PUMA “Always And Forever” (2006)

DOWN THE DUMPER – THE 2010S

  1. ELIZA DOOLITTLE “Let It Rain” (2013)

THE ONE-HIT WONDERS – THE 70S

None yet…

THE ONE-HIT WONDERS – THE 80S

  1. ROYALLE DELITE “I’ll Be A Freak For You” (1985)
  2. BETTE BRIGHT “Hello I Am Your Heart” (1980)
  3. SHILLELAGH SISTERS “Give Me My Freedom” (1984)
  4. JANE KENNAWAY “IOU” (1981)
  5. NANCY NOVA “No No No” (1982)
  6. FONDA RAE “Tuch Me” (1984)
  7. WILL POWERS “Kissing With Confidence” (1983)
  8. RE-FLEX “The Politics Of Dancing” (1984)
  9. TIMBUK 3 “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades” (1987)
  10. THE MAISONETTES “Heartache Avenue” (1982)
  11. KARIYA “Let Me Love You For Tonight” (1989)
  12. PATTI DAY “Right Before My Eyes” (1989)
  13. LIPPS INC./PSUEDO ECHO “Funky Town” (1980/1987)
  14. GARY BYRD “The Crown” (1983)
  15. THE ADULT NET “Where Were You” (1989)
  16. SWEET DREAMS “I’m Never Giving Up” (1983)
  17. SWIMMING WITH SHARKS “Careless Love” (1988)

THE ONE-HIT WONDERS – THE 90S

  1. ABIGAIL “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1994)
  2. ME ME ME “Hanging Around” (1996)
  3. FASTBALL “The Way” (1998)
  4. HILLMAN MINX “I’ve Had Enough” (1998)
  5. LILYS “A Nanny In Manhattan” (1998)
  6. MR OIZO “Flat Beat” (1999)
  7. GLAM METAL DETECTIVES “Everybody Up” (1995)
  8. SMART E’S “Sesame’s Treet” (1992)
  9. 21ST CENTURY GIRLS “21st Century Girls” (1999)
  10. STARDUST “Music Sounds Better With You” (1998)
  11. PROGRESS PRESENTS THE BOY WUNDA “Everybody” (1999)

THE ONE-HIT WONDERS – THE 2000S

  1. SCENT “Up And Down” (2004)
  2. 3 OF A KIND “Babycakes” (2004)
  3. VERBALICIOUS “Don’t Play Nice” (2005)
  4. BEL AMOUR “Bel Amour” (2001)
  5. RUI DA SILVA FEATURING CASSANDRA “Touch Me” (2001)
  6. B15 PROJECT “Girls Like Us” (2000)
  7. SMOKE 2 SEVEN “Been There Done That” (2002)
  8. THE CAESARS “Jerk It Out” (2003/2005)
  9. ZED BIAS “Neighbourhood” (2000)
  10. BUGZ IN THE ATTIC “Booty La La” (2005)
  11. KANDI “Don’t Think I’m Not” (2000)

THE ONE-HIT WONDERS – THE 2010S

  1. GRAMOPHONEDZIE “Why Don’t You” (2010)
  2. DENNIS FERRER “Hey Hey” (2010)
  3. ELLE KING “Ex’s And Oh’s” (2016)

GREAT MOMENTS IN POP – THE 70S

  1. THE DESTROYERS “Slave Of Love” (1977)
  2. SQUEEZE “Cool For Cats” (1979)

GREAT MOMENTS IN POP – THE 80S

  1. THOMAS DOLBY “Hyperactive” (1984)
  2. WAX “Bridge To Your Heart” (1987)
  3. PETER GABRIEL “Big Time” (1987)
  4. JUSTINE “Hurt By You” (1986)
  5. LANDSCAPE “Einstein A Go-Go” (1981)
  6. THE RAH BAND “Clouds Across The Moon” (1985)
  7. PAUL HARDCASTLE “The Wizard” (1986)
  8. I’M TALKING “Do You Wanna Be” (1986)
  9. THE GO-GO’S “Our Lips Are Sealed” (1982)
  10. SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES “Peek-A-Boo” (1988)
  11. SAM BROWN “Stop” (1988/1989)
  12. KATE BUSH “Running Up That Hill” (1985)
  13. HONEY BANE “Turn Me On Turn Me Off” (1981)
  14. GAY WILD “Action Action” (1980)
  15. PAT WILSON “Bop Girl” (1983)
  16. PULSALLAMA “The Devil Lives In My Husband’s Body” (1982)
  17. KYLIE MOLE “So Excellent” (1988)
  18. THE MO-DETTES “Paint It Black” (1980)
  19. THE BELOVED “The Sun Rising” (1989)

GREAT MOMENTS IN POP – THE 90S

  1. FAITH EVANS “Love Like This” (1998)
  2. MATTHEW MARSDEN FEATURING DESTINY’S CHILD “She’s Gone” (1998)
  3. MIKE FLOWERS POPS “Wonderwall” (1995)
  4. BRAN VAN 3000 “Drinking In LA” (1998/1999)
  5. IMANI COPPOLA “Legend Of A Cowgirl” (1998)
  6. VIC REEVES AND THE WONDER STUFF “Dizzy” (1991)
  7. THE SIMPSONS “Do The Bartman” (1991)
  8. SPACE “Neighbourhood” (1996)
  9. PJ AND DUNCAN “Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble” (1994)
  10. DIVINE COMEDY “Something For The Weekend” (1996)
  11. ALDA “Real Good Time” (1998)
  12. ALL SEEING I “Beat Goes On” (1998)
  13. PAULA COLE “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone” (1997)
  14. BENTLEY RHYTHM ACE “Bentley’s Gonna Sort You Out” (1997)
  15. MOLOKO “Sing It Back” (1999)
  16. HEPBURN “I Quit” (1999)
  17. WAMDUE PROJECT “King Of My Castle” (1999)
  18. LES RHYTHMES DIGITALES “Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)” (1999)
  19. CROWDED HOUSE “Chocolate Cake” (1991)
  20. 4 HERO “Combat Dancing EP”/”Mr Kirk’s Nightmare” (1990)
  21. SUGGS “I’m Only Sleeping” (1995)
  22. DES’REE “You Gotta Be” (1994/1995/1999)
  23. THE DREEM TEEM “The Theme” (1997)

GREAT MOMENTS IN POP – THE 2000S

  1. PRINCESS SUPERSTAR “Bad Babysitter” (2002)
  2. MYSTERY JETS “Two Doors Down” (2008)
  3. FISCHERSPOONER “Emerge” (2002)
  4. JUNIOR SENIOR “Move Your Feet” (2003)
  5. SUGABABES “Freak Like Me” (2002)
  6. RHIANNA “Oh Baby” (2002)
  7. MIS-TEEQ “Why” (2001)
  8. JEM “They” (2005)
  9. THE AVALANCHES “Frontier Psychiatrist” (2001)
  10. ANDREW WK “Party Hard” (2001)
  11. THE STREETS “Dry Your Eyes” (2004)
  12. ANNIE “Chewing Gum” (2004)
  13. FRANZ FERDINAND “Take Me Out” (2004)
  14. ALPHABEAT “Fascination” (2008)
  15. BIG YOGA MUFFIN “Boredom Is A Luxury” (2000)
  16. SPILLER “Groovejet” (2000)
  17. FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)” (2009)
  18. PALOMA FAITH “Stone Cold Sober” (2009)
  19. THE HOOSIERS “Worried About Ray” (2007)
  20. LA ROUX “Bulletproof” (2009)
  21. STACIE ORRICO “Stuck” (2003)
  22. KAISER CHIEFS “I Predict A Riot” (2004/2005)
  23. MICHELLE BRANCH “Are You Happy Now” (2003)
  24. LADYHAWKE “Back Of The Van” (2009)
  25. LITTLE BOOTS “Remedy” (2009)
  26. ELECTRIC SIX “Danger High Voltage” (2003)
  27. THE 411 “On My Knees” (2004)

GREAT MOMENTS IN POP – THE 2010S

  1. JESSIE J “Do It Like A Dude” (2010)
  2. KATY B “Katy On A Mission” (2010)

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